Swiss authorities were on the lookout for five alleged Muslim terrorists thought to be planning an attack on Geneva this week.
The men were alleged to be “armed and dangerous.”
Four terror suspects pictured flashing the ISIS sign were sought in Geneva, image via Le Matin/Twitter.
Two of the suspects were arrested on Friday.
The men were transporting explosives and TOXIC GAS for an alleged terrorist attack.
France 24 reported:
Swiss authorities said Saturday that two people of Syrian origin had been arrested on suspicion of transporting “explosives and toxic gases” as part of a probe into a terror threat.
The two suspects arrested Friday are accused of the “manufacture, concealment and transport of explosives and toxic gases”, the federal prosecutor’s office said in a statement.
They are also under suspicion of violating Swiss law prohibiting “groups like Al-Qaeda, Islamic State and similar organisations”, it added.
Several Swiss media reported Friday that two people had been arrested in the Geneva region and that traces of explosives were found in their car, as the western city remained on alert due to an increased jihadist threat.
Geneva’s public prosecutor has announced a news conference for later Saturday.
Fifth terror suspect sought in Geneva, image via Le Matin/Twitter.